published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
National Philanthropy Day is Thursday
Special to the News-Sun
SEBRING - Thursday is National Philanthropy Day, a special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy - and those people active in the philanthropic community - have made to our lives, our communities and our world.
What makes philanthropy so special is that no one is required to give of themselves. "There are no national laws or regulations which mandate that you must volunteer or get involved. Philanthropy is so powerful and inspiring precisely because it is voluntary - that through the goodness of our hearts through our need to connect, through our desire to see a better world, we come together to improve the quality of life for all people," said Nick Buchholz, executive director of Cornerstone Hospice Foundation.
The Cornerstone Hospice Foundation is entrusted to raise funds to assist in the care of patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses throughout seven central Florida counties, including Highlands and Hardee counties. Any funds raised in Highlands and Hardee counties are directed towards patient care in those counties.
Kathleen Border, Cornerstone Hospice Foundation regional development director for the nonprofit's Highlands, Hardee and Polk region, has spearheaded a number of recent fundraising activities throughout her region, such as "Care for the Caregiver", "Sweet Wars", "Mad Hatter" and other notable fundraising efforts.
Over the past three years Cornerstone Hospice Foundation has been supporting an effort to bring a military recognition to veterans of all branches of the U.S. armed forces residing within our service care area via our Cornerstone Salutes! program. Through this effort conducted under VA guidelines, we present a commemorative pin and a Certificate of Appreciation sometimes to an individual veteran, other times to dozens of veterans at a time residing at an assisted living facility, at a nursing home, sometimes at their own home.
It is not necessary for these veterans to be under Hospice care.
To learn more how to make a gift or contribution to the Foundation, call Kathleen Border at 291-5571 or toll-free (800) 503-5756 anywhere in Highlands or Hardee counties.
Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances accepted.
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